Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | Aug. 4, 2020

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials received confirmation of anthrax in one cow on a Briscoe County premises on Aug. 2, 2020. This is the first anthrax case in Texas this year…. Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency

Aug. 3, 2020

Beef demand and macroeconomics

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist… Read More

Ad graduate students, Merritt Drewery and Kyle Weldon, collect duodenal samples from a Brahman steer. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

Source: AgriLife Today | July … Read More

Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | July 27, 2020

The Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program, managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), is now recognized as an industry-leading animal welfare program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency

July 27, 2020

Industry snapshot: USDA cattle inventory and cattle on feed reports

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State … Read More

Unlike the other crowd pen designs, the Budbox, named after the originator, Bud Williams, is unique in how it makes our idea the animals’ idea so they willing do what we want, whether going up the chute to the squeeze, up the loading dock into the truck, through … Read More

When it comes to selling cattle in a normal year, it’s good to have a marketing plan. In a year when there is a global pandemic, it’s a must. Nevertheless, just knowing when you’re selling and where you’re going to be selling are just the tip of the … Read More

July 13, 2020

COVID-19 whacks beef exports

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Beef exports were sharply lower in the latest trade data for May. Decreased beef exports was due to COVID-19 related disruptions … Read More

Dr. Justin Talley, Oklahoma State University professor and entomologist, has information on horn flies and how now is the time to treat livestock.

https://youtu.be/PJMDyD_SNqI

Make no mistake: Shrink, or the weight cattle lose as a result of transport and stress, is a real cost. If you have 3% shrink on a 55,000-pound load with a sale price of $1.35, it adds up to a sizeable chunk of change. We do not know exactly … Read More